August 2012 | The Irish Duelist

YCS Toronto kicks off the new Advanced Format this weekend.

YCS Toronto is the first major event of the new format and Konami have issued a press release with all the basic information on the event.

Friday Roundup: August 24th

Here's a brief look at some of the most popular stories from around the Yugiweb this week. You can find all the links of note on The Irish Duelist's Twitter page, which is also shown in the live ticker on the right-hand side.

TCG Forbidden & Limited Lists now posted.

Following the release of the OCG list last week, Konami have updated the TCG lists which will be effective from September 1st onwards.

September 2012 Forbidden & Limited Card List (OCG)

As is always the tradition in February/August, the Forbidden & Limited Card List gets updated. Generally we see the list announced in the OCG (via V-JUMP Magazine) before it's posted on (OCG). Images of the "new list" have spread across the Internet since yesterday evening and the list is posted below.

2012 World Championship Videos

The 2012 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship took place in Tokyo last weekend and was historic for a number of reasons. It was the 10th hosting of the event, but also the first time that Yu-Gi-Oh! had provided live streaming of their matches. Some of the matches were recorded and are embedded below.

2012 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship live streaming.

The live streaming of the 2012 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship is embedded above. You can either watch it here or on, where you'll also find the Japanese version. The schedule can be found below:

Aug 11, 2012(JST) : Swiss Draw
10:00 - 16:40(JST) Ustream : Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2012 [Japanese]

Aug 12, 2012(JST) : Final Tournament
10:00 - 11:00(JST) Main event, Round 1
11:15 - 12:15(JST) Main event, Semifinal
12:30 - 13:30(JST) Main event, Third-place Play Off
14:00 - 15:15(JST) Dragon Duel, Finals
15:30 - 16:30(JST) Main event, Finals

(All times are local, which is GMT +9. Program Schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Before you ask, I'm merely embedding this here to make it easier for you all to find it, I'm not involved in the coverage of this event in any way.

Best of luck to the competitors!

It's World Championship Weekend!

Every August the world's greatest Duelists converge to compete in the tournament to end all tournaments, and become immortalised in Dueling history as a Yu-Gi-Oh! World Champion. That time has come again and less than a day from now the chosen few will be battling it out in Tokyo for the ultimate honour.

Gear Up for Geargia!

Here's the latest article I've put together for Konami's official strategy site. You can check it out at this link or read below.